Saint­ben­jamin Brew­ing De Cave

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Mixed Fermentation Saison And Farmhouse Ale -

LOC: Philadel­phia, Penn­syl­va­nia ABV: 7% | IBUS: N/A | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“This bière de garde spent 9 months ag­ing in oak bar­rels. Each year, we set aside a small por­tion of our Car­ri­ers Bière de Garde and age it in wine bar­rels with a blend of wild yeasts. In that time, the beer takes on a mild tart­ness and aro­mas of stone fruit and dried figs.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Ap­ple, vanilla, oak, and a com­bi­na­tion of spicy phe­nols and al­co­hol. Very ap­ple pie–like. There’s also caramel and toasty malt. Slight earthy hops, slight tart­ness, woody Brett. Some notes of clean barn, dry hay.” Fla­vor: “Very much ap­ple pie still. Mod­er­ately low sweet­ness into mod­er­ately high acid­ity that fades into a dry but light boozy fin­ish. Caramel malt, aged/earthy hops. Slight funk/ tart­ness.” Over­all: “Like ap­ple pie with vanilla ice cream and boozy caramel sauce. Medium wild funk keeps this beer in­ter­est­ing. Tasty beer!”

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